MARABISDA Inc. has an Indigenous Family wellbeing service for vulnerable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people (unborn to 18 years) at risk of entry or re-entry into statutory child protection system and their families. We are funded by the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services.

Our Referral Criteria

  • Child or young person (unborn to 18 years) who identifies as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
  • Family has multiple and/or complex needs
  • The family will benefit from access to intensive and specialist support services
  • Without support, the child, young person and family are at risk of entering or re-entering the statutory child protection system
  • The child is not currently in need of protection.


The Family Wellbeing Support workers can assist Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander families with:

  • Indigenous Triple P Parenting Program
  • Access to Early Childhood Services
  • Advocacy and support in dealing with Government & Non-government agencies
  • Access to Men’s & Women’s programs
  • In-home support
  • Domestic & Family Violence
  • Social &/or Community Support
  • Mental, Emotional or Physical Health.


We accept referrals online only from:

  • Self and Family members
  • Magistrates Courts
  • Government agencies (to include schools)
  • Non-Government Organisations
  • Health clinics
  • Family and Child connect
  • Child Safety
  • Other tertiary, intensive and secondary support services


To make an online referral please click here